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Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans

Updated September 21, 2019 6.1k votes 248 voters 15.7k views

This is Maxim's list of the greatest "guy" movies of all time. What makes a movie a guy movie, by Maxim standards? The magazine pointed out that it's a difficult term to define specifically, but suggested "sophomoric humor, cartoon violence, mean-spirited putdowns and gratuitous nudity" and some of the standards of the genre.

But why let some random editors decide the best Dude Flicks ever. We're leaving it up to the men (and women!) of Ranker to make the final call. Your votes will determine the order of this list. (Here's the original Maxim Greatest Guy Movie rankings.)
  • 1
    RoboCop is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    RoboCop

    Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller

    Released1987

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

    RoboCop is a 1987 American cyberpunk action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by... more on Wikipedia
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    Lethal Weapon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    Lethal Weapon

    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey

    Released1987

    Directed byRichard Donner

    Lethal Weapon is a 1987 American buddy cop action film directed by Richard Donner, starring... more on Wikipedia

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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    Paul Newman, Robert Redford

    Released1969

    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    This Is Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    This Is Spinal Tap

    Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher

    Released1984

    Directed byRob Reiner

    This Is Spinal Tap is an American 1984 rock music mockumentary written, scored by, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Dumb and Dumber is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    22

    Dumb and Dumber

    Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels

    Released1994

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

    Dumb and Dumber is a 1994 American road buddy comedy film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    The Terminator

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton

    Released1984

    Directed byJames Cameron

    The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction/horror action film directed by James... more on Wikipedia

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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach

    Released1966

    Directed bySergio Leone

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    Die Hard

    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

    Die Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    17

    The Godfather

    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando

    Released1972

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the... more on Wikipedia

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    The Great Escape is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    The Great Escape

    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough

    Released1963

    Directed byJohn Sturges

    The Great Escape is a 1963 American WWII epic film based on an escape by British and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    Goodfellas

    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1990

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a film adaptation... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Clerks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    Clerks

    Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes

    Released1994

    Directed byKevin Smith

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  • 13
    Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    Pulp Fiction

    John Travolta, Bruce Willis

    Released1994

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

    Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The lives of two mob... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Fletch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    13

    Fletch

    Chevy Chase, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Released1985

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

    Fletch is a 1985 comedy film about an investigative newspaper reporter, Irwin M. Fletcher. The... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Monty Python and the Holy Grai is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

    Released1975

    Directed byTerry Gilliam, Terry Jones

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  • 16
    National Lampoon's Animal Hous is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    National Lampoon's Animal House

    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • 17
    Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    16

    Caddyshack

    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase

    Released1980

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    Caddyshack is a 1980 American sports comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Brian... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn

    Released1982

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written by... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    16

    Blazing Saddles

    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

    Blazing Saddles is a 1974 satirical Western comedy film directed by Mel Brooks. Starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    17

    Apocalypse Now

    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford

    Released1979

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic adventure war film set during the Vietnam War. Produced... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    Reservoir Dogs

    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi

    Released1992

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • 22
    The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    The Blues Brothers

    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • 23
    Stripes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    Stripes

    Bill Murray, John Candy

    Released1981

    Directed byIvan Reitman

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  • 24
    Mad Max 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    Mad Max 2

    Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence

    Released1981

    Directed byGeorge Miller

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  • 25
    First Blood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans
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    First Blood

    Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy

    Released1982

    Directed byTed Kotcheff

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